Everything You Need to Know about the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary, aka “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”,  details were just released and I’m very excited to share with you all of them. From merchandise to decorations to park celebrations, here’s everything you need know about the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration.

Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration
Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, Minnie Mouse will join Mickey Mouse as hosts of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. They will dress in sparkling new looks custom made for the 18-month event, highlighted by embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle on multi-toned, EARidescent fabric punctuated with pops of gold. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

When Will the Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Start?

 

The celebration at Magic Kingdom officially kicks off on October 1, 2021 – exactly 50 years since the park opened. “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will last for 18 months, so you’ll have plenty of time to take in the festivities. 

Cinderella Castle will be decked out in sparkling embellishments, gold bunting, and a giant 50th Anniversary crest.

Additionally, it looks like castmembers will be going above and beyond to spread pixie dust and magic to guests. 

On social media, announcements and details can be found using the hashtag #DisneyWorld50.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Merchandise

Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration logo
Earidescent Cinderella Castle logo.

 

We’ve already seen peeks of the EARidescent theme and it’s really beautiful. I love a good holo look! If you’ve been watching the WDW property transformation, you’ll spy lots of gold touches on its arches and especially Magic Kingdom’s gate.

 

Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Celebration: Mickey & Minnie

Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Mickey Minnie
Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their EARidescent costumes for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

According to Disney Parks, Mickey & Minnie will don “celebratory designs including beautifully embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle backed by fireworks, as well as a brocade in multi-toned, EARidescent fabric – all punctuated with pops of gold.”

 

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration in All Four Theme Parks

 

Not only will Magic Kingdom be celebration, all four Walt Disney World theme parks will partake in the anniversary fun. The well-known icons at each Walt Disney World theme park will transform into magnificent “Beacons of Magic” at night:

Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle at night.
Magic Kingdom at night concept art for the Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Magic Kingdom – Cinderella Castle will illuminate with a dazzling radiance that sparkles with pixie dust.
Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Animal Kingdom Tree of Life
A concept rendering of The Tree of Life becoming a Beacon of Magic in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Disney's Hollywood Studios tower of Terror
An artist rendering for the Hollywood Tower Hotel becoming a Beacon of Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  •  Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The Hollywood Tower Hotel will be awash in a brilliance evoking the golden age of imagination and adventure.
Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Spaceship Earth at Epcot
The artist rendering for Spaceship Earth becoming a Beacon of Magic in EPCOT.
  • EPCOT – new lights will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, connecting to one another in a symbol of optimism resembling stars in a nighttime sky. The iconic structure’s permanent new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a defining feature of the park.

All photos courtesy of WDW News. 

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